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Travel Discounts for Members of the U.S. Military

This post was most recently updated on July 9th, 2019

Did you know there are quite a few travel discounts offered to members of the military? Fighting for one’s country has always been a most-respected endeavor – which is why the establishments on the list to follow are so very proud to offer their discounted or enhanced services to military personnel. It doesn’t matter if you’re active duty, a veteran, retiree or member of the National Guard; they extend a heartfelt thank you for the sacrifices you made and continue to make in defending the interests of the United States

Travel Discounts for Hotels

Wyndham Hotels

Need a place to stay while on vacation or other? If so, consider Wyndham Hotels for making you feel at home. All military personnel – including active duty, veterans, retirees and government employees are eligible for discounts per stay.

Hyatt Hotels Military Discounts

If you are a member of the Armed Forces, bring along your valid military identification to enjoy a 50% discount on your Hyatt hotel stay, as well as money off on some of the hotel perks.

Affinia Hotel Collection Discounts

Affinia Hotels offers you one of the more robust military discounts that we’ve ever seen, with a big 20% off regular prices on guest rooms, as well a $10 donation to the Wounded Warriors Support Foundation. While there, you and your significant other can enjoy free breakfast, as well as a free internet connection with superior speed.

Extended Stay America Discount

One of the most comprehensive hotel suite offerings available, active military personnel and reservists (veterans and retirees alike) can enjoy discounts along with their family members at Extended Stay America PCS TDY suite rates.

Travel Discounts for Resorts and Campgrounds

Sandals Vacation Discount

There’s a 10% discount available for military personnel, their spouses, retirees, National Guard members, veterans – furthermore, this can be combined with other special promotions for added savings.

The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World

One of the most-requested military discounts on travel is to Walt Disney World, where families (kids and adults seem to love this one with equanimity). There’s a lot to love with this offer; if your military or National Guard (including veterans and reservists), you and your immediate family can enjoy 50% off all the food and drinks you purchase while on this visit, as well as discounts at a multitude of restaurants such as Shula’s Steakhouse and Todd English’s bluezoo. Bring your military ID, and have the code TROOPS handy.

Palms Casino Resort Offer

There’s a 15% discount available for all military personnel; this goes for reservists, veterans, and retirees as long as you’ve got your official ID on you. Check out the Ivory Suite, the Palms Superior Guestroom and the Premier Guestroom.

KOA Campgrounds

Military personnel receive 5-20% off the regular price. Offer varies by location. Must present military ID at check-in.

Travel Discounts for Train and Air Travel

Amtrak Travel Discounts

The nation’s premier train service, Amtrak offers military discounts on travel of up to 10% for both military personnel and their dependents; if you’ve got your official uniform on, you can also head straight to the front of the line whenever you’re ready to board or purchase. With your valid military ID, you can also enjoy discounts on the Auto Train.

United Airlines Discounts for Military

United Airlines offers a maximum discount of 5% off ticket prices for all active duty military, as well as reservists, veterans, and retirees – this goes for National Guard and family members of all the previous, as well.

Delta Vacations

As military personnel, you can access the Delta Vacations discount package from the website when you log in and register for an account. You do need an active military email address, whereupon you can get between $50 and $300 off of any of Delta Vacations packages.

Travel Discounts for Cruising

Royal Caribbean Discounts

Active duty military, their spouses and their dependents can benefit from a discount; the military rates vary, so be sure to check for specifics. All members of the Armed forces can get these rates locked in – thank you for your service, from Royal Caribbean.

MSC Cruises Military Discounts

In addition to the military, current staff at the Department of Defense are also this umbrella; enjoy a 10% discount on all packages for both members and their children and family. Children under 11 years old can travel for free if there are two adults with them who pay the the full price of their own tickets.

Travel Discounts for Rental Cars

Budget Car and Truck Rental Discounts

You can enjoy a 20% discount on any van or truck rental – the activation code here is USMIO. Be sure to show your valid military identification card. Additionally, car rental discounts are 25% for reservists, veterans, retirees, National Guard corpsmen and active duty military personnel.

Hertz Rental Car Discounts

Active duty and retired personnel traveling on leisure receive discounted rates. They’ll also receive unlimited mileage, free upgrades, and complimentary membership to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards.

The above represents just a few of the many discounts that are available for military personnel at your favorite travel and accommodation places. Thank you, military personnel, for your service!

And once you’ve made your travel arrangements, you’ll want to check out this post:

Military Discounts on U.S. Entertainment — so you can save money on museums, theme parks, golfing, sports, skiing, and more.

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10 thoughts on “Travel Discounts for Members of the U.S. Military

  1. Nicole

    That is great that there are so many discounts for those in the military. From the hotels, to transport to cruises and rental cars you have put together quite a list.

  2. Kavita Favelle

    I really love that there are so many places that give discounts to the US military, it’s a great way to show thanks to those who serve on your behalf. I don’t think we have such a thing here in the UK, sadly.

  3. Tammy

    In Germany service personell can use public transport for free, but I have never heard of family members being included in this. This is such a great initiative!

  4. Linda (LDH Holland)

    My hubby is ex-Canadian military. So we are always looking for military discounts. The Canadian airlines do a good job. But hotels not so good. When we travelled from Toronto to Vancouver, we went through the U.S. because we too found that the U.S. military discounts (even for Canadians) were so great. We have used the Sandals military discount too! We will have to look for car discounts the next time we travel in the U.S. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Fiona Maclean

    It’s great that there’s that sense of patriotism. Here in the UK you’ll sometimes see discounts for people who are in the forces, in the fire brigade, police or NHS – but they are rare and nothing like as significant – more of a ‘10% off your pizza’ type of deal

  6. Stevo Joslin

    I have friends and family who have served in the military, I’ll have to let them know about these discounts if they don’t already know. I’m glad there are businesses that offer these discounts to members of the armed forces. Thanks for sharing, and I’ll let my friends and family know!

  7. Carissa

    This is a great thanks for the members of the U.S. Military as they sacrificed and still continue to sacrifice a lot for the country. I’m glad to know the different travel discounts they can avail. Thank you for sharing this article!

  8. Kirstie

    That is amazing and I think that it is well deserved. The military deserve to have a lot of perks especially when it comes to trips with the family because they were away from their families for a very long time to protect us.

  9. Medha

    My dad was in the military too (in India, though) and our country also offers several discounts to both serving and retired military personnel and that’s really great because they deserve it. Military personnel and their families don’t have the easiest of lives and showing them some respect for serving their country is a good gesture by the rest of the countrymen, in my opinion. Flights, train travel, hotel bookings, etc. in India show respect in a similar manner as you guys do in the US.

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